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NZ Spring fashion trends to try in 2022

Shed your winter skin with these killer spring fashion trends.

Spring is the time to let go of those winter layers and experiment with fashion. Whether it be a new style or cut, fun colour or a quirky print, spring is all about having fun with what you’re wearing.

So we’ve gone digging and scrolling through many Pinterest, TikTok and Instagram feeds to bring you the best of the best fashion trends for spring 2021 and we promise not one of them is florals.

For the cherry on top we’ve also included some of our favourite places to shop these trends just cause we love ya.

Boyfriend shirts

A button-up white shirt is, has and always will be a wardrobe staple. However, this spring the trend will be expanding to a more oversized boyfriend shirt aesthetic to spice things up a bit. Think stripes and bright colours with a large fit that can be worn with pants or skirts or even styles as a dress.

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Don’t want to let go of the loungewear you were rocking all winter long? Great news – you don’t have to! It seems as if the loungewear trend isn’t going anywhere, with an array of retailers dropping versions appropriate for the warmer weather. Replace those sweatpants with some soft shorts, and those hoodies with a comfy graphic tee. You can simply never have enough loungewear – it’s a scientific fact.

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Statement pants

Say hello to statement pants. We’re not talking your average mom jeans either. Flare pants, loud prints and wide leg pants are all going to be a main mood for the spring season. Say goodbye to the status quo of “jeans and a nice top” because pants are going to be the star of the show this spring.

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Puffy sleeves

Puffy sleeves are the feminine and elegant trend that’s demanding a spot in your wardrobe. Puffy sleeves will be present across dresses, crop tops, blouses and cardigans. Expect to see this style in an array of variety from structured fits to more flowing designs.

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Open backs

Open backs are well, back and also perfect for trans-seasonal weather when things are starting to heat up. Similar to puffy sleeves, this trend is great to level up your outfits and give them some extra oomph. This style will be seen across intricate tie-up backs or low-cut draping styles that ooze elegance.

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2000s fashion

2000s fashion was a big prediction for 2021 fashion and it has not disappointed. It’s time to dust off the velour tracksuit, grab the bedazzler and put on the fade sunglasses because the 2000s are back and better than ever. It also gives you the perfect excuse to go and rewatch all your favourite old-school movies for some fabulous fashion inspo.

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Chunky jewellery

A trend heavily influenced by the 2000s is chunky jewellery. Including rings, necklaces and bracelets – the more jewellery you can fit on the better. If it’s large, beaded or stoned then bonus points. Beaded and pearl necklaces are having a big moment in the spotlight as well as gemstone rings.

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Coloured sneakers

The sneaker community is showing no signs of slowing down. Brands like Nike, Superga, Converse and adidas are a great place to start, with a wide range of unique and limited-edition sneakers that are a step up from the average white shoe.

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Graphic tees

The graphic tee is the epitome of a lazy outfit. You can rock it with a pair of sweatpants, bike shorts, denim shorts or jeans and you’ve got yourself a cool-girl outfit in no time. Nowadays, you can find styles that aren’t just black or grey – we’re seeing loads of colours and we have no complaints.

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Cross-body bags

This trend kind of snuck up on everyone and we expect it to hit its crescendo this spring/summer season. With the hype and popularity of the Poppy Lissiman South Beach Shell Bag, every brand began rolling out their own styles to compete. Now, they’re the staple bag for every day whether you’re doing the grocery shopping or heading out for some dinner and drinks.

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Seamless underwear

Say adios to scratchy and uncomfortable lace underwear and a big fat hello to comfortable seamless ribbed underwear. Arguably my personal favourite out of these trends, seamless underwear is going to be a big trend for spring especially with so many retailers launching sustainable options within this space.

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Baseball caps

Batter up!

It has been a while since we’ve seen hats as a major trend for spring but the rise of “effortless chic” has brought baseball caps back in fashion.

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